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The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD 9.0:
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The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD® 9.1:
  
* the ability to choose from 11 [[Desktops | desktop managers]] during and after intallation
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* Based on FreeBSD 9.1, which includes improved Intel video support. The [http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.1R/relnotes.html Release Notes for FreeBSD 9.1] list the new features and drivers introduced in FreeBSD 9.1.  URL DOES NOT EXIST YET
* PBIs are no longer self-contained and now safely share libraries using a hash database; this feature reduces their download size significantly
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* PBI upgrades are now incremental, meaning that only the changed files need to be downloaded
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* The PC-BSD® installer has been revamped to separate pre-installation tasks from post-installation tasks. This makes it easier to automate the roll-out of multiple installations because the end-user can configure their account information and display settings before logging in for the first time.
* Software Manager has been improved and is now known as [[Using AppCafe™ | AppCafe™]]
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* the [[PBI Manager | PBI system]] has been rewritten to allow for scriptable, command line utilities
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* The PC-BSD® installer now sets its default settings according to the hardware installed. 64-bit systems containing over 2GB of RAM will default to the ZFS filesystem whereas 32-bit systems and any system containing less than 2GB of RAM will default to UFS+SUJ. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. A hardware compatibility icon within the installer allows the user to see at a glance if their video card, Ethernet card, wireless card, and sound card are compatible with PC-BSD®.
* a PC-BSD [[Control Panel]] has been added which provides access to the PC-BSD configuration options, regardless of the desktop manager one is logged into
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* configuration utilities from 4 different desktop managers can be added to Control Panel, even when not logged into that desktop manager
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* The PC-BSD® installer now provides a [[Install a Server | wizard to install either a vanilla FreeBSD server or a TrueOS server]]. In addition to the base FreeBSD system provided by a vanilla FreeBSD server installation, the TrueOS server edition adds the command line versions of [[PBI Manager]], [[Update Manager]], and [[Warden®]].
* [[Update Manager]] has been rewritten and now allows one to upgrade the operating system, PBIs and software installed with the operating system, to apply security patches, and rebuild the kernel or world
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* a wireless configuration tool has been added to the system tray which shows all available networks and provides a quick connect option
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* The ability to perform a network install has been removed from the graphical installer. The [[Creating_an_Automated_Installation_with_pc-sysinstall | scriptable back-end]] still provides the variables needed for network installations.
* [[Life Preserver]] has been improved, making it easier than ever to manage backups
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* a [[Display | Display Manager]] is now included with Control Panel
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* The ZFS section of the PC-BSD® installer now allows you to set ZFS properties such as compression and quotas, create datasets, and import existing ZFS pools.
* you can install [[MythTV]] or [[XBMC]] during or after installation
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* touchscreen drivers are included and will automatically detect touch screens on laptops
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* [[Multiple Boot Environments]] support allows systems formatted with ZFS to create alternate bootable snapshots. These can be used for testing purposes or to create a bootable backup of the boot environment before performing an upgrade.
* the '''amountd''' script automatically detects USB devices for desktop managers that don't support devd
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* the ability to install directly to Mac OS X BootCamp partitions has been added
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* [[Warden®]] is now built into the operating system and available through Control Panel. It can now be used to manage multiple jails.
* PC-BSD configuration utilities are single-instance, meaning that you can't inadvertently end up with multiple open copies of the same application
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* Warden® now supports the creation of three types of jails: traditional FreeBSD jails for running network services, (a less secure) ports jail for safely installing and running FreeBSD ports/packages from your PC-BSD® system, and the installation of Linux within a jail.
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* Warden® now supports the management of ZFS snapshots on a per-jail basis.
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* [[Update Manager]] has been integrated into Warden®. Combined with the meta-package support, it is now easier than ever to install software into a jail and to keep that software up-to-date.
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* [[Using AppCafe® | AppCafe®]] now shows the number of available PBIs and supports automatic updating.
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* [[EasyPBI]] is now available through Control Panel, making it easier than ever to convert existing FreeBSD ports to PC-BSD® PBIs.
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* An [[About]] icon has been added to the Control Panel, making it easy to determine the PC-BSD® version, which desktops, and the version of X that have been installed.
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* An [[Active Directory & LDAP]] GUI has been added to Control Panel, allowing you to set the client information for connecting to Active Directory servers.
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* A [[Hardware Compatibility]] icon has been added to the control panel, providing a quick overview of detected hardware devices.
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* The [[GDM Configuration]] GUI has been added to Control Panel and can be used to configure auto-login and remote login through XDMCP.
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* A [[Mount Tray]] icon has been added to the Control Panel and System Tray, allowing easy access to USB drives.
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* A [[Sound Configuration]] icon has been added to the Control Panel and can be used to test sound or change the default audio device.
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* [[Network Configuration]] manager now supports 802.1x authentication over Ethernet networks.
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* [[Life Preserver]] now provides a browse button when creating an include or exclude filter.
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* [[Thin Client]] now allows you to create a PXE Boot Desktop Server or a PXE Boot Installation Server.
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* [[Bluetooth Manager]] has been added to the System Tray.
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* [[PC-BSD® Live Mode]] is now a USB-only, read/write image.
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[[category:What's New]]
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Revision as of 12:11, 8 November 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD® 9.1:

  • Based on FreeBSD 9.1, which includes improved Intel video support. The Release Notes for FreeBSD 9.1 list the new features and drivers introduced in FreeBSD 9.1. URL DOES NOT EXIST YET
  • The PC-BSD® installer has been revamped to separate pre-installation tasks from post-installation tasks. This makes it easier to automate the roll-out of multiple installations because the end-user can configure their account information and display settings before logging in for the first time.
  • The PC-BSD® installer now sets its default settings according to the hardware installed. 64-bit systems containing over 2GB of RAM will default to the ZFS filesystem whereas 32-bit systems and any system containing less than 2GB of RAM will default to UFS+SUJ. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. A hardware compatibility icon within the installer allows the user to see at a glance if their video card, Ethernet card, wireless card, and sound card are compatible with PC-BSD®.
  • The ability to perform a network install has been removed from the graphical installer. The scriptable back-end still provides the variables needed for network installations.
  • The ZFS section of the PC-BSD® installer now allows you to set ZFS properties such as compression and quotas, create datasets, and import existing ZFS pools.
  • Multiple Boot Environments support allows systems formatted with ZFS to create alternate bootable snapshots. These can be used for testing purposes or to create a bootable backup of the boot environment before performing an upgrade.
  • Warden® is now built into the operating system and available through Control Panel. It can now be used to manage multiple jails.
  • Warden® now supports the creation of three types of jails: traditional FreeBSD jails for running network services, (a less secure) ports jail for safely installing and running FreeBSD ports/packages from your PC-BSD® system, and the installation of Linux within a jail.
  • Warden® now supports the management of ZFS snapshots on a per-jail basis.
  • Update Manager has been integrated into Warden®. Combined with the meta-package support, it is now easier than ever to install software into a jail and to keep that software up-to-date.
  • AppCafe® now shows the number of available PBIs and supports automatic updating.
  • EasyPBI is now available through Control Panel, making it easier than ever to convert existing FreeBSD ports to PC-BSD® PBIs.
  • An About icon has been added to the Control Panel, making it easy to determine the PC-BSD® version, which desktops, and the version of X that have been installed.
  • An Active Directory & LDAP GUI has been added to Control Panel, allowing you to set the client information for connecting to Active Directory servers.
  • A Hardware Compatibility icon has been added to the control panel, providing a quick overview of detected hardware devices.
  • The GDM Configuration GUI has been added to Control Panel and can be used to configure auto-login and remote login through XDMCP.
  • A Mount Tray icon has been added to the Control Panel and System Tray, allowing easy access to USB drives.
  • A Sound Configuration icon has been added to the Control Panel and can be used to test sound or change the default audio device.
  • Life Preserver now provides a browse button when creating an include or exclude filter.
  • Thin Client now allows you to create a PXE Boot Desktop Server or a PXE Boot Installation Server.
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